I used to prefer not to be seen with Mom – mainly when I was a preteen. She didn’t wear the right clothes according to me. It just wasn’t cool to hang out with her. She used to joke about how I’d walk several yards behind her.
I grew out of that stage. We walked side by side through the mall through most my teens years. We went to the mall together when I was home from college. I was wearing one of my favorite outfits. The style was a casual, sporty look. My pants were roomy and soft with an elastic waist and big wide legs. The top was similar to a fancy tshirt with ribbing on the sleeves and waist. It was light yellow with a bold print. I loved it. It was the 80s, okay? I wouldn’t wear it now, but it was cool then.
As we were leaving the mall, a small child walked in the other direction with her mom. We heard her ask, “Mommy, why does that girl have on her pajamas at the mall?” (This was before the popular phase of wearing pajama bottoms.) Mom took full advantage of the turn of events. She rolled her eyes in disgust at me and exclaimed that she was just “too mortified” to be seen with me. She immediately quickened her pace to distance herself. Of course, I ran after her – while laughing so hard I could barely see where I was going!
What’s one fashion style that appalls you?
What’s the most embarrassing fashion trend you’ve followed?
Fashions are fleeting. Relationships are not. It was more important that my mom and I spend time together than to be concerned of what we were wearing.
And why do you worry about clothes? Look at how the lilies in the field grow. They don’t work or make clothes for themselves. Matthew 6:28
Dress in the best God has to offer. You need every piece of God’s armor, but as you read the following verses, consider which one he’s encouraging and equipping you with right now to meet your needs.
Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world. That is why you need to put on God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing. So stand strong, with the belt of truth tied around your waist and the protection of right living on your chest. On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows of the Evil One. Accept God’s salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times with all kinds of prayers, asking for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready and never give up. Always pray for all God’s people. Ephesians 6:11-18